2018 Emmy predictions: Who will win vs. who should win

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LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 09: Elisabeth Moss speaks onstage during “The Handmaid’s Tale” Hulu finale at The Wilshire Ebell Theatre on July 9, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Hulu)

Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Claire Foy – The Crown
Tatiana Maslany – Orphan Black
Elisabeth Moss – The Handmaid’s Tale
Sandra Oh – Killing Eve
Keri Russell – The Americans
Evan Rachel Wood – Westworld

Who will win: Elisabeth Moss
Who should win: Elisabeth Moss
I’m not sure what episode was submitted for her nomination, but I’m thinking it was the one where she was by herself, nine months pregnant trying to escape to the north. It was the single most electric performance I’ve ever witnessed. No question, Moss should win. I’d be shocked and appalled if she doesn’t.

LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 30: Actor Matthew Rhys arrives at the For Your Consideration red carpet event for FX’s “The Americans” at the Saban Media Center on May 30, 2018 in Los Angeles, (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Jason Bateman – Ozark
Sterling K. Brown – This is Us
Ed Harris – Westworld
Matthew Rhys – The Americans
Milo Ventimiglia – This is Us
Jeffery Wright – Westworld

Who will win: Matthew Rhys
Who should win: Sterling K. Brown
Rhys has been nominated for the past three seasons of The Americans. And with it wrapping up this year, I think he will win because he’s gotten better every season. Brown is my personal favorite in the category because I just love him. He may split the vote with Ventimiglia, which may be his downfall.

NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 10: Rachel Brosnahan attends the 72nd Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 10, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Pamela Adlon – Better Things
Rachel Brosnahan – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Allison Janney – Mom
Issa Rae – Insecure
Tracee Ellis Ross – Black-ish
Lily Tomlin – Grace and Frankie

Who will win: Rachel Brosnahan
Who should win: Rachel Brosnahan
Hands down, Rachel Brosnahan will win this Emmy, and it will be much-deserved. She simply sparkles as Midge Maisel, and she’s funny! Isn’t that what’s most important?